FITAID Athlete Sara Sigmundsdóttir Wins Worldwide OPEN, Punching Her Ticket for Redemption at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games
After a disappointing injury forced Sara Sigmundsdóttir to withdraw early from last year's CrossFit© Games, in Madison, Wisconsin, fans can finally breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Sigmundsdóttir's first-place finish in the worldwide CrossFit© OPEN last month has unofficially* secured her a spot on the competition floor at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit© Games, where I'm sure redemption will be sweet for the four-time Games athlete.
Following back-to-back 3rd-place finishes at the Games in 2015 & 2016, Sigmundsdóttir finished 4th at the 2017 Games, just shy of a podium spot. Then, her 37th-place finish (due to withdrawing early on in the competition) last year left a bitter taste in her mouth, as her untimely injury instantly crushed her podium dreams.
Now, Sigmundsdóttir (26) looks stronger than ever, promising to give two-time reigning champ Tia Toomey and the rest of the competition a serious run for their money as the "Fittest Woman on Earth."
The Icelandic comeback kid sat down with CNN to discuss her painful withdrawal from the 2018 CrossFit© Games competition, stating:
"It was the hardest decision I've ever made."
In the eight-part 2018 FITAID© docuseries PERSEVERANCE, Sigmundsdóttir said, “I needed to get injured to work on my biggest weakness.” #TeamFITAID
FITAID & the entire CrossFit© community wishes a healthy & healed Sigmundsdóttir GOOD LUCK!
With her eyes laser-focused on that podium, she can bet her bag of Haribo gummi bears that we'll be cheering our hearts out for her at the Games. Few athletes deserve a spot atop that podium as much as this persistent badass does.
We are confident this year's CrossFit© Games will have a much happier ending, come August. To quote one of her favorite sayings, "Live long and prosper."
At WODAPALOOZA, 2019
*Official 2019 CrossFit© OPEN results may still be subject to change.
> > > Live well.